New Trucks for SPC 472

The North American Railway Foundation (NARF) has provided grants over the last few years to allow the SPCRR to cast new steel wheelsets allowing us to replace badly flatted wheels under some of our cars. In addition, NARF provided us with a grant to build two new trucks for boxcar SPC 472. These are the first 10-ton swing motion trucks build in over 100 years.

Unless otherwise indicated these pictures are by Jim Barton of BCH Manufacturing.

There are a lot of pictures on this page- be patient


Castings from the foundry


More castings


Still more castings


The lumber


Re-turned Wheelsets. These are salvaged and re-turned to become smaller wheels


Another set


Assembling the truck

It is almost a truck!


Brake Castings






















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